#StandForCanada Youth Challenge highlights

This year, to mark Canada's 150th and explore the theme of what it means to live in Canada, we hosted the #StandForCanada contest. Here are some of the highlights of entries received from K-12 classes across Canada. Watch the videos below or check out some of the written submissions we received, including poems, short stories, and a very funny play!

You can continue to explore themes of citizenship and identity by downloading our StandForCanada teacher resource guides, developed in partnership with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Plus check out What’s Your Story? - A Canada 2017 Yearbook. This CBC/Radio-Canada publication is now available for free in English & French on iTunes and Amazon.

  • 2017
  • 9-12
  • 16 Titles

Teacher Guide(s)

  • #StandForCanada Youth Challenge highlights - poems, stories, artwork + more!

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  • #StandForCanada Citizenship Teaching Guide (Grades 1 to 6)

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  • #StandForCanada Citizenship Teaching Guide (Grades 7 to 12)

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Included in this collection

#StandForCanada #StandForCanada Youth Challenge: Grade 9 students at West Vancouver Secondary School

This video was created by Grade 9 students in Ms. Thind's class at West Vancouver Secondary School in B.C., for our #StandForCanada Youth Challenge. To celebrate Canada's 150th, these students examine the tumultuous relationship between Canada and Indigenous peoples, from early exploration to Confederation, from residential schools to reconciliation.
  • 2017
  • 00:02:12
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/05/2017

#StandForCanada #StandForCanada Youth Challenge: Grade 10-12 students at Dr. Charles Best Secondary School

This video was created by Grade 10-12 students at Dr. Charles Best Secondary School in Coquitlam, B.C., for our #StandForCanada Youth Challenge. This multilingual short drama tells the story of a student named Luis who begins to understand his own identity by exploring his family's journey as immigrants to Canada.
  • 2017
  • 00:05:01
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/06/2017

#StandForCanada #StandForCanada Youth Challenge: Grade 3/4 students at Queen Mary Elementary School

This video was created by Grade 3/4 students in Mr. Weir's Songwriting Workshop (MrWeir.ca) at Queen Mary Elementary School in Vancouver, B.C., for our #StandForCanada Youth Challenge. It started with a simple statement: "Canada is 150 years old". But then one child raised his hand and said, "That doesn't sound right. There's gotta be more. What about the First Nations? ...
  • 2017
  • 00:02:09
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/05/2017

#StandForCanada #StandForCanada Youth Challenge: Grade 4-8 students at Gordon B. Attersley Public School

This video was created by Grade 4-8 students in the Equity Club at Gordon B. Attersley Public School in Oshawa, Ontario, for our #StandForCanada Youth Challenge. These students explore what it means to them to be Canadian by acknowledging that they are on the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation and researching the Williams Treaties.
  • 2017
  • 00:03:11
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/05/2017

#StandForCanada #StandForCanada Youth Challenge: Grade 5 students at Pleasantville Public School

This video was created by Grade 5 students in Ms. Mangat's class at Pleasantville Public School in Richmond Hill, Ontario, for our #StandForCanada Youth Challenge. Led by Glenn Marais, the students sing a song they wrote about the power of respect and equal treatment for all.
  • 2017
  • 00:03:16
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/05/2017

#StandForCanada #StandForCanada Youth Challenge: Grade 5/6 class at Cadarackque Public School

This video was created by Grade 5/6 students in Ms. Hilton's class at Cadarackque Public School in Ajax, Ontario, for our #StandForCanada Youth Challenge. The grand prize winners in our draw, these students share their thoughts on the importance of education, diversity, the environment, being caring citizens and more!
  • 2017
  • 00:04:50
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/06/2017

#StandForCanada #StandForCanada Youth Challenge: Grade 5/6 students at Tawingo College

This video was created by Grade 5/6 students in Ms. White's class at Tawingo College in Huntsville, Ontario, for our #StandForCanada Youth Challenge. Catch their Canada 150 spirit as they show their love of the great outdoors and care for their environment.
  • 2017
  • 00:02:52
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/05/2017

#StandForCanada #StandForCanada Youth Challenge: Grade 7/8 students at Leahurst College

This video was created by Grade 7/8 students in Ms. Campbell's class at Leahurst College in Kingston, Ontario, for our #StandForCanada Youth Challenge. These students share their reflections on what is important to them about living in Canada.
  • 2017
  • 00:04:59
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/05/2017